Kondapalli FortCurrently Closed
- Address: Kondapalli Khilla, Ghat Road, Kondapalli, Vijayawada- 521228, India
- Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fort
Kondapalli Fort - Review
The Kondapalli Fort is also known as the Kondapalli Killa. It is located in the Krishna District of Vijayawada. It was built by Prolaya vema Reddy of the Kondavid Dynasty. Initially it was a pleasure palace and a center for the business disculssions of the kingdom along with the Kondavid Fort in the Guntur District.
The forest area around is full of the ponuku tress. These are famous for their lightwood which is used for the famous traditional toys of the Kondapalli area. The fort was built in 1360 by the Reddy dynasty and then passed on to the Gajapati rulers of Orissa, then to Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire and then in the hands of the Muhammedan rulers. Much later it was acquired by the British East India Company Authorities. The fort was even acquired by the famous Nizam-ul-Mulk of the mughal Empire for some time in the 16th century.
The beautiful fort has three successive doors with the majestic first one known as the Dargah Darwaza after the name of the tomb of Gulab Shah who was killed here in a battle. The other two gateways are known as Golconda gateway and the Jaggaiahpet Gateway. The fort has many towers and battlements. At the far end of the Fort complex is the Tanisha Mahal which is in the crest in between two hills. It is completely in ruins now but it can be found that when it was in a good state, it had a floor with many chambers and beautifully carved towers and on the upper floor was a huge hall. There is also a deep reservoir on a lovely spring here. The spring water is said to be so cold that it causes fever. There is also a British Barrack with 8 large rooms and a separate annexure as well. There is also a British Cemetery adjoining the fort complex.
Kondapalli Fort Information
- Photography is allowed inside.
- Entry is paid so make sure you get the information.
How To reach Kondapalli Fort by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.
Restaurants Near Kondapalli Fort
- Blue Leaves Restaurant
- Taj Restaurant
- Annapurna Restaurant
- Ramayya Mess
- Idli & Idli Restaurant
- Silver Spoon Restaurant
- Aromas Multicuisine Restaurant
- Spice Inn Restaurant
- Zodiac The Astral, Oriental Pavilion
- Tycoons Restaurant
- Sugar & Spice
- Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant
- Sweet Magic
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kondapalli Fort
95% of people who visit Vijayawada include Kondapalli Fort in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
42.32% of people start their Kondapalli Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kondapalli Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kondapalli Fort
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Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada Reviews
This fort, though mostly destroyed offers a magnificent view. It is a pretty huge structure considering the fact that it was built on a hill. The climb up is 6km on a narrow ghat. Once you're at the top, you'll definitely enjoy the view. Also, restoration is taking place too. Considering the hot and humid climate of Vijayawada, it's best suitable to visit this fort in monsoon and winters. Photographers will surely develop a liking for this place. Recommended stop if you're travelling to, or via Vijayawada.
Good one to plan for a weekend. Can spend roughly about 2 to 3 hrs. Few remains of the fort like the jails & armoury are still good. Location is a bit interior from the National Highway. Road is narrow but good. Scenic views are awsome. Can take a 4 wheeler till the fort. Avoid night travel.
it is very peaceful to enjoy that place.... but in summer very hot at there. i think in snowfall season it is the best place to visit for friends or family or anyone.
Kondapally fort, nice place to visit to know historical monuments in this area. The complete monument is under construction, reconstructing and renovating now. There are many buildings to know about history like jails, dancing halls, pools, and market place. It's good if we visit in cool times, in summer is too hot.
I just love this place. But why only 4 stars then ? Bcoz of its poor maintenance and security ( couples be careful ). Go with a bunch of frnds on two Wheeler's u may like it.
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I am not sure about the exact ticket price. But, it is somewhere between INR 10 to 20 for adults and less than that for kids.Report Abuse
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